Deerhunter – Never Stops

Much like the rest of us breathe, Bradford Cox makes music. Not sure there is a more prolific artist out there as you can see for yourself from his own blog where new material appears with lightning frequency. Must admit I’ve joined the Deerhunter party late but their Dublin show earlier this year was convincing enough to prove that something special was afoot. It was a really loud performance but altogether thrilling. Was a little surprised then when I happened upon ‘Microcastle’ (the band’s 3rd LP) at how tender and immediate it was. There are squally guitar showers of course but mostly it felt as if Pavement had regrouped and made one of the best comebacks ever. Let me qualify that by saying that they ape Pavement in their crushingly lovely melodies assembled at delicately awkward angles rather than in sounding particularly like them. ‘Microcastle’ is undoubtedly one of the albums of the year and is a rugged testament to how great music, even after all this time, continues to be made. ‘Never Stops’ and the rest of this wonderful album should soon be haunting both your days and nights. KD

Deerhunter – Never Stops

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Deerhunter
Year: 2008

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  1. December 24, 2008

    I agree about the Pavement thing. I googled to try to see if anyone else agreed and this was the first hit! Congrats!

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